The exhibit “INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games” launches at THEMUSEUM on Friday, January 26, 2018-Thursday, May 10, 2018. This exhibit is a collaborative venture between The Games Institute at the University of Waterloo and the Technoculture, Art, and Games lab at Concordia University and it explores the spaces and places of games in research institutions.
This unique collaboration is open to the public and displays the ways academic researchers are engaging with and studying games, through play and analysis as well as game creation. Engaging and hands-on, the exhibition is a space for visitors of all ages to learn about how games are made and studied, showcasing research that looks into the past, present, and future of games.
The Games Institute and the Technoculture, Art, and Games lab represent key contributors to the IMMERSe Network, which joins multiple university partners including Carleton University, McMaster University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and University of California, Davis and multiple industry partners to explore the human side of games. This research network expands on and integrates new and existing knowledge of the player’s experience; this helps to further Canada’s position in the digital games industry, connects and creates synergies between stakeholders, expands research and development capabilities in Canada, and trains highly qualified personnel to work in this burgeoning field.
To learn more about the exhibit, visit here: INTERPLAY: Thinking Through Games
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